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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
: widening the no- fly zone. u.s. and coalition fighter jets. at least another dozen cruise missiles. the mission is to keep moammar gadhafi's fighters from fighting. >> reporter: coalition planes are working to extend the no- fly zone. and the u.s. army general in charge says the strategy is working. >> we are so far achieving our military objectives, consistent with our mission. >> reporter: coalition forces are keeping up the assault on moammar gadhafi's offenses. they launched at least 12 more missile attacks monday, after a weekend of fighting. they even fired a missile at part of gadhafi's presidential compound. u.s. officials say he was using the building as a command center. >> and there is also a command facility that we are certain is a command and control facility. and that is the facility that was attacked. >> reporter: the goal of the mission is to take away gadhafi's ability to attack civilians and to establish a no- fly zone, while americans are leading the operations now, the u.s. is eager to hand over control to other nations. >> we anticipate this transition to take plac
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
-qaeda. >>> and u.s. supreme court justice skeela has been ticketed for causing an accident along the george washington parkway. the 75-year-old was on his way to the high court when he rear ended the car in front of him setting off a chain reaction. >>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake will unveil her budgets today. in it, there's 8% less spending for the year of 2012. some of the cuts include reduced funding for the 311 center. the document doesn't include tax increases. >>> there's a surprise for cavaliers fans. opening lineups are announced for the heat. lebron james doesn't appear. >> lebron james. [crowd booing] >> lebron james was in the bathroom. the calvs got the last laugh. the heat lost. 102-90. >>> the orioles finished up spring chaining and broke records doing so. more than 115,000 fans finished up at a renovated smith stadium. ed smith stadium hosted ten sellouts. a average attendance was 70,200,019. that's a lot. >>> and the oriole's home opener is this monday. our special pregame coverage starts at 2:00 and stick around for the game itself. a full day of oriole's ba
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Mar 3, 2011 4:00pm EST
the no-fly zone. and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: the u.s. continues to move forces close to libya. the president authorized u.s. military aircraft to help egyptians evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked into a mideast conflict. the president's hope is that gadhafi will head off a bloody stalemate and make way for a new leadership. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the crisis led to gas prices jumping another 4 cents today. the national average is $3.43 a gallon, according to triple a. >>> maryland's texting while driving rules are about to become even more strict. alex demetrick is in the newsroom with more details on a law that is close to gaining apriewflt. >> soon, you might not even be allowed to read a text behind the wheel. the house of delegates passed -- passed that measure today. marylanders are already prohibited from writing text messages while driving. there were more than 200 violations last year. the state also has a band on handheld cell phones, meaning it is a secondary offense, meaning officers can only offer citations
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Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm EST
economic news from china, as the u.s. sends stocks tumbling. here's a look at the numbers from moments ago. the dow was down 227 points, below the 12,000 mark. the s&p is down 24. nasdaq off 50. >>> formally charged. today, nearly a dozen city police officers are indicted in a towing scam. denise is in the newsroom with more on the scheme. >>> a federal grand jury returns indictments against 10 officers and two others, charging them with extortion. the owner of the majestic road shop are charged with paying officers to arrange their company to tow vehicles from an accident scene. majestic is not an authorized tow company from baltimore. the indictment ran from spring of 2008 to late last month. >> each defendant faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. >>> local actress in this bust, felicia snoop pearson, played a popular role in the hbo series, "the wire" was one of 60 people arrested today in a massive marijuana and heroin ring. city police will release information in a few minutes. but we'll update you all new at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> failed terror attack. for two day
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
mark 1, made by general electric. 23 are now in operation across the u.s. >> this is the system that has proved unreliable. >> paul gunter tells wjz, the aging mark 1 design is unsafe and should be shut down. >> it represents not only a bad design but an aging facility. any number of events could be the match that lights the next nuclear fire. >> reporter: but a spokesman for peach bottom says comparing fukushima to his plant is problematic. but peach bottom has more numerous safety inspections. and the tsunami caused many of the problems at fukushima, an event unlikely to happen here. >> please stay indoors with your windows closed. >> reporter: advocates also point to lessons learned from the partial meltdown on nearby three-mile island in 2009. saying the industry is now safer. >> the actions taken by the industry since 3-mile island has prepared us to deal with events just like japan and maybe even worse. >> reporter: japan's nuclear crisis, has caused concern. >> that's just something you deal with every day. it makes you think twice when you hear the sirens go off. >> it d
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
call on u.s. and japanese troops to help with the growing crisis at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm. but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond. so the rods inside don't release radiation. >> reporter: some have already been exposed to low levels of radiation. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's sake. and just trying to get their kids out first. >>> the head of the nuclear watchdog agency called the developments worrying. and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >> reporter: another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale of the destruction is already testing the country's limits. in the northeast, some 450,000
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
chief chairman, admiral mike mullen, assured congress that the u.s. is now playing a supporting role in libya and won't take the lead in arming and training the rebel. >> if there is going to be that kind of assistance to the opposition, there are plenty of sources for it other than the united states. >> reporter: the pentagon's top officials stood by president obama's pledge not to send u.s. ground troops into libya. and they insist that in the end, the people of libya will be the ones who bring down gadhafi. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the two pentagon officials were also unable to answer questions from some lawmakers who wanted to know how the u.s. would get out of the conflict if gadhafi [ inaudible ] >>> growing concerns from radiation from that damaged power plant in japan, reaching the united states. radiation, far below levels that pose a risk to humans was found in milk from california and washington. the first signs japan's nuclear accident is affecting foods. the u.s. is stepping up monitoring of milk, rain, and drinking water tonight. so
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
japan to fly all u.s. citizens out of the country. >> all u.s. citizens in japan should continue to monitor the situation carefully and follow the guidance of the u.s. and japanese governments. >> reporter: japanese airports are jammed with people trying to flee. the buses are packed. for those staying behind, supplies are low. store shelves are empty. gas stations are out of fuel. and the search for survivors and the missing grows even more grim, with each passing day. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> americans living and working in japan are trying to get out. wjz continues with this complete coverage live. mike hellgren, following the rush to evacuate. >>> vic, one man from baltimore is back home tonight. but a young woman from our region is among the missing. >> reporter: in the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, many americans fled japan. united is operating limited flights with some arriving at dulles. scenes like this are playing out around the country. people back home, greeting loved ones. >> i'm one of the few, lucky ones, that i get to have my family back. >> repo
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. the u.s. is now telling american citizens living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen in nearby towns and very slight increases have been detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it's not enough to be dangerous but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: the security council held a moment of silence for japan. >> the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. sending in aid and rescue efforts from around the world. >> reporter: brittish and rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> the train of access underneath. obviously, as you can see, very, very difficult conditions. >> crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there. to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> another nuclear crisis, as local experts are preparing for the worst. if a disaster hit the east coast. the situation in japan could play out here in maryland. wjz live, mike hellgren spoke out with the state's top leaders. >> these plants are supposed to be withstand in our area, a 4.5 magnitude earthqu
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
wjz, on what that means for u.s. involvement. >> reporter: french fighter jets return to their base in corsica, after hitting libyan targets, including one of moammar gadhafi's warplanes. the libyan combat jet had just landed at misratta air force base, after violating the united nations noafltz. libyan -- no-fly zone. libyan television showed a base on fire, apparently hit an overnight air strike. state tv also showed mangled bodies, it says are victims are coalition assault. but rebels accuse gadhafi of taking bodies from the morgue and claiming they're civilian casualties. gadhafi loyalists are marching on the anti-government stronghold of benghazi, calling for unity with rebels. >> you have to talk with them. we have to discuss the problem. what's -- what's the demands? what they are asking? >> reporter: now they're finally in agreement for nato to take over military operations in libya. turkey had been standing in the way but is now on board. >> reporter: u.s. officials say the handoff is a sure thing. and it will come within a few days. however, the white house has been vague
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to coordinate its response with other countries. some members of the united nations are discussing a no-fly zone. and they are considering their next move. >> if gadhafi and his military continue to attack the libyan population systematically, i can't imagine the international community and the united nations stand idlely -- idly by. >> reporter: president obama has made it clear that all options are on the table, including a no-fly zone. but u.s. officials have also stressed that any military action must be an international effort. >> reporter: the unrest in lib crais sending gas -- libya is sending gas prices here in the united states through the roof. >> reporter: and if you've been to the gas station recently, you probably felt the pain at the pump. a new survey finds the national price jumps. the average price of gas in maryland is now $3.48. the white house says it may soon have to tap into the country's fuel oil reserve. >>> and southwest airlines has joined other airlines in raising fares. the airline is adding $10 to many domestic round-trip f
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
tonight, as american forces are moving closer to the people, there are calls for the u.s. to intervene. >>> president obama is repeating demands for gadhafi to step down. >> reporter: armed rebels and burned-out trucks lined the road as fighting continued in bregga. the opposition has fought off moammar gadhafi's people for two days. >> reporter: this amateur video shows heavy gunfire in the wide- open desert, where rebels could only duck for cover. president obama says the violence has to stop. and that gadhafi has lost his legitimacy. >> colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. >> reporter: gadhafi's attacks included bombings by warplanes. his son told the media, those raids were meant to scare off the rebels, not kill them. but opposition forces have asked to intervene with air strikes against gadhafi's forces. >> the united states is moving cautiously on the subject of military intervention. president obama says all options are still under discussion, including a no-fly zone over libya. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates has expressed concern over that, sin
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and sickened 17 others. >>> u.s. and coalition forces are targeting troops on the ground. but the libyan leader insists he's not going anywhere. joel brown reports for wjz from the state department. >> reporter: more coalition warplanes are flying toward libya, to control its skies. and for the first time, u.s. commanders say they're using the jets to attack gadhafi's gadhafi's troops on the ground. it may be working. in the key eastern city of misrata, gadhafi tanks are beginning to retreat, after the continuing assault on civilians. rebelts have new-- benles have -- rebels have newfound confidence. >> this is a matter of time. after one day, these tanks will surrender. >> reporter: president obama says sending in u.s. troops on the ground is absolutely out of the question. u.s. forces are already scaling back flights over libya. coalition troops are now flying more than half of the missions. bombed but not broken, moammar gadhafi appeared for the first time in public tuesday night. he rallied supportersers and portrayed himself a victim to western powers on a mission to steal li
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
that avenue. >> now, next up on wjz-13: >> reporter: the u.s. will continue attacks on libya handing over the partial control to nato. i'm in washington, that story is coming up. >>> good morning, i'm andrea fujii live outside of city police headquarters. there's new information about the detective accused of abusing his god daughter. >>> maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the state's alcohol tax. >>> good morning, i'm kristy breslin in wjz traffic control. >>'s a new accident and a water main break that could cause icy conditions. >>> he's the author of diary of a wimpy kid series. this is his second book that's getting ready to hit the silver screen. he's never quit his day job. he has a day job. you stay tuned, after this. ,, >>> it's friday! >>> it's a chilly day's start. [ very low audio] >>> it's going to be an easy day. >> this is wet snow. how's it going to affect your neighborhood? the details are coming up shortly. how's it going to affect your drive. >> we have the water main break at baltimore city. that has northern parkway closed also. take cold spring lane as your
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Mar 7, 2011 4:00pm EST
clear message to the libyan people, that we will stand with them. >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to coordinate its response with other countries. some members. united nations are discussing a no-fly zone over libya. and nato officials are meeting in brussels to consider their next move. >> if gadhafi and his military continue to attack the libyan population systematically, i can't imagine the international community and the united nations stand idly by. >> reporter: so far, the rebels are on their own. ines feray, wjz eyewitness news. >> the rebellion in libya means millions of barrels of oil are not being exported, sending gas prices through the roof. our coverage continues with denise. >> reporter: their pain at the pump continues to get worse. a new survey shows the average gallon of gas jumped 33 cents a gallon in just the past two weeks. the white house said it is now considering tapping into the company's strategic oil reserve, something that has not been done since hurricane katrina. >>> and here's a check of the latest prices in maryland. you'll pay $3.48. right now, the hig
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
has failed. president obama says one u.s. aircraft carrier is there. >> our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region. and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy. >> reporter: powerful aftershocks continue to rock the country. and the japanese defense min ministry is rushing troops to the north to look for survivors. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the huge, 9.9 magnitude quake sparked warnings across the pacific. take a look here in southern california, where a large wave rocks this boat marina in santa cruz. however, the damage is a far cry from japan. a witness took photos of guests sleeping outside on cots. fortunately, the waves were much weaker than expected. and the tsunami warning in hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory. here in baltimore, people with friends and family in japan are desperately trying to get in touch with them. complete coverage continues now with mary. >> so many japanese americans are trying to reconnect with their families. tonight, phone lines are down to millions in japan. but one
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
rebels. >> our hope is to help protect civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. is set to give over leadership to nato in a number of days. still, critics are questioning america's involvement and want to know how long the u.s. will stay. president obama plans to make his case and explain what's next in his address to the nation tonight. >> our involvement there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: lawmakers have been calling on the president to clarify his position. >> it's fair to ask what is the role of our military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we are only now beginning to understand. >>> the white house is working to make a clear distinction between the military mission which they say is limited to protecting civilians in libya and an ongoing political effort that might persuade gadhafi to step down. at the white house, daniel noddingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is headed to a meeting in london. you can watch the president's address to the nation right here on wjz. it's expected to
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Mar 26, 2011 10:00pm PDT
history in 1984 when she became the first woman to run for vice president on a major u.s. ticket. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> she died at a massachusetts hospital where she was being treated for blood cancer. in a statement, president obama said, she will for ever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and americans of all backgrounds and walks of life. >> are we going to win this one? >> feraro was a little known congresswoman from queens, new york, when democratic presidential nominee, walter mondale chose her as his running mate. >> vice president, has such a nice ring to it. >> but they lost the election to ronald reagan in a landslide that november. feraro's run also had its share of controversy. there were ethical questions about her campaign finances and her husband's business dealings. she never again held public office, losing bids for the senate in 1992 and '98. in 2008, there was more controversy. feraro, a supporter of hillary clinton's presidential campaign made remarks suggesting that then, senator ob
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Mar 27, 2011 10:00pm PDT
was attacks and three sailors were killed. >> reporter: the u.s. has led the operations for more than a week to take out gadaffi's air defenses an establish a no fly zone but now nato agreed to take over command. rebels handed out food to civilians one day after recapturing the strategic coastal town. on sunday the opposition pushed west and controls all the main oil terminals in eastern libya. >> based on the intelligence and what our military is seeing, the gadaffi forces are withdrawing. >> reporter: the united nations security council meets monday getting an update on the situation in libya. president obama addresses the nation later in the evening. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. would begin reducing its forces committed to libya within weeks. but he doesn't think anyone knows if military operations will be over by year's end. cbs news at the united nations. >>> there has been another earthquake in japan. this afternoon a magnitude 6.5 tremor shook the eastern part of the country. officials issued a ts
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
asking the u.s. for help. >> in particular they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water in other resources to ensure that the reactors continued to be cooled. >> reporter: fears of a full blown melt down have spread to tokyo. officials there have detected low levels of radiation and the shifting winds threatens to push it further. even without a possible nuclear disaster, japan is facing worst crisis, the death toll jumped today to more than 2400 confirmed dead. but officials warn that number is likely to top 10,000. now the country faces an economic crisis as well. this morning japanese stocks plummeted more than 10%. in japan, charlie at wjz eyewitness news. >> trace amounts of radiation in tokyo are below levels. the economic impact, here is a closer look at the markets. it closed down more than 10% and things could have been much worse. some stocks reached their down limit over night meaning they weren't allowed to drop further. stay with wjz for complete coverage for disaster in japan. for amore updates click on news and then world. in annapo
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
ongoing. >>> president obama says the u.s. and its allies are now considering their military options in libya. ines feray reports for wjz, the increased bloodshed is turning up the heat on the president to do something. >> reporter: rebel forces are trying to hold their ground, fighting off continued attacks by libyan government warplanes. the opposition has managed to keep control of the oil port town of rock linoof. but closer to the capital, soldiers have pushed the rebels out of zawia. they are having trouble maintaining supply lines for food and weapons. and admit they are outgunned by moammar gadhafi's forces. >> we no give up. we win or we die. >> reporter: it's estimated thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have fled the country. across the border in tunisia, they have set up for evacuees. >> we're going to treat like a soldier. >> reporter: the obama administration is sending millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to the area and looking at its military options. >> reporter: the white house is considering all possibilities, including providing arms to the rebels. >> w
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
reason. [thick accent] >> reporter: the u.s. must lead the response. if gadhafi doesn't step down, hurricane was warned that the u.s.' future could be at stake. >> reporter: at libya's border, chaos is already underway. tens of thousands are desperate to escape the violence. in washington, wjz, eyewitness news. >>> and there are no mediate reports of the casualties from the violence. >>> it's been more than three months since a teen stow away died in boston. the 16-year-old crawled into the wheel well of a jet at the airport in charlotte and then died when the landing gear came down from approach in boston. the official report on how it happened has been sealed by the government. the airport in charlotte has plans to increase the staffing and bolster security there. >>> south west flights are back to normal after a glitch delays hundreds of them. 600 were impacted. the problem appeared to have involved south west ticketing. >>> and a potential disaster near bwi. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, don and everyone. the pilots were moments away from touching down. some
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
supplies of cash and assist the opposition and work with other nations. >> reporter: the u.s. has spent half a billion dollars in libya and nearly $300 million on missiles alone. >>> we have a developing story involving a kill squad in afghanistan. rolling stone magazine pub established the investigation of soldiers murdering five unarmed afghan men. they're accused of cutting off their pinkies for momentums. >>> an air traffic controller is 5:00 of killing his wife. according to the court documents, he had a motive, a half a million dollars life insurance policy. >>> prepare to travel with more coins in your cup holder. tolls are about to get more expensive. andrea fujii is live at the fort mchenry toll plaza. >> reporter: the toll increases are being proposed for this year and the next five years. the first hike will be 27%. it seems like everything cost more these days. driving is no acception. the maryland transportation authority needs another $70 million to maintain the roads and pay for improvements. >> in order to do that, we're looking for increases that could be in effect this
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00am EST
country. the u.s. committee is preparing to open hearings on terrorism later on this week. pete king is saying that what he wants to find out is how to prevent muslims from being radicalized. >>> two good samaritans are run over. this man is accused of stealing a truck over the weekend. two workers tried to stop him, they were run over. one died and the other is hospitalized. >>> happening today, the site that a serial rapes thought he would never see. a judge looked him eye to eye. gigi explains he's wanted for crimes here in maryland. >> reporter: good morning, jessica and everyone. the rapes will appear in court in a few hours. the police say he tried to kill himself to avoid it. >> reporter: the police say this the east coast rapist is in a jail cell two days after attempting suicide. the 39-year-old tried to hang himself saturday after being arrested in new haven. now, he's said to undergo a psychiatric investigation. >> we're proud of the investigation and we hope that the arrest brings closure to the victims. >> reporter: he's an unemployed truck driver the sources close to th
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Mar 31, 2011 6:00am EDT
forces. should the u.s. supply arms to them. also, libyan's for minister has popped new london, england this morning. what he'ss,,,,,,,,,, switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
we'll have a closer look at some of the damage on the west coast of the u.s. >>> back here in maryland the rain has passed, but still there were big flooding concerns in parts of the state overnight. the dam on the susquehanna river rose above flood stage. 23 floodgates are still open and the dam is operating under spill conditions. but the water levels are expected to recede as the morning moves on. people in nearby areas were taking the uncertainty in stride. >> well, this has been here for about 300 years, this little town, and its still here. it's flooded a lot of years. so i don't think it's going anywhere any time soon. >> it was a similar scene elsewhere in the state yesterday. in frederick county, wide stretches of roads were under water. submerging some pastures and cropland. warnings went out early enough to avoid rescue and property damage. >>> the actress who starred at snoop on the hbo series the wire remains behind bars this morning. a judge denied felicia pierson bail on charges of conspiring to sell heroin. she and 63 others were arrested this week in a wide ra
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Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
police arrested more than 60 people, suspected in the marijuana and heroin trade. the u.s. attorney calls the arrests part of a crackdown of a large baltimore drug gang. snoop, along with 39 others were nabbed on state conspiracy charges. >> in this case, we made impact. we got the top. we got the bottom. and we got everything in between. >> at the end of the day, again, i'm confident we made a section of baltimore much safer by the efforts of these men and women. >> let me give you some of the numbers of this. 450 officers were out making those arrests today. they have been on the clock since 4:00 this morning. 40 people were charged in the state, meaning a local city charged. 23 by federal authorities. 5 pounds of marijuana. over a quarter pound of heroin. and four guns. officers are still trying to round out the last of those accused. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back on you to -- to you on television hill. >> as mike said, this is not pearson's first brush with the law. she >>> standing indicted on serious charges. mary has the latest on this case. >> reporter: the
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Mar 2, 2011 4:00pm EST
>>> u.s. soldiers slain. a gunman opens fire on a u.s. military bus. a man in custod neberlin -- custody in berlin. and the reason for the attacks. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> a gunman opens fire. two u.s. airmen are killed and two others hurt. randall pinkston has more on wjz. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frankfurt, germany. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the pern traitors are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooting had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base, the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
goes ahead, it could cost america's largest employer billion of dollars. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to rule by summer. >>> an intense search is underway after a shooting in a parking lot of a mall. we're over the marley station's mall parking lot. a man was shot here. he made his way near the highway. he was rushed to shock trauma and police are looking for two suspects in a dark gray hon dam - - honda. >>> today, the man accused in the murder of an eastern shore girl pleads guilty. vic has more. >> reporter: the prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table for legs. this is for the murder of an 11- year-old. the girl was kidnapped and found dead on christmas day in 2009. her mother spoke today. >> we thank you for giving up your christmas of '09 to bring our baby home. >> we want to thank everyone. >> we now have closure and we can move on. including the community. >> he dated her aunt for some time. >>> wjz sat down with scary's parents. -- with sara's parents. >>> a baltimore county police officer is officially charged. coal westton has been in charge of th
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutor says that when detectives told the suspect's family members what she was accused of, she asked to speak to her family. she told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. bloodshed in baltimore. string of violent crimes. a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at a gas station on edmondson avenue. three people were shot. one of those people were also died. since friday night, more than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in baltimore. >>> a 4-year-old is stabbed. wjz is live at city police headquarters. adam may explains there are still unanswered questions. >>> route now, police are still trying to figure out where that gun came from. and just hours ago, they learned it was not registered. >> reporter: sunday morning, on fern hill avenue in northwest baltimore, 4-year-old tayshaun found a gun. it went o
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> the u.s. fighter jet goes down. but both airmen escape with minor injuries. joel brown reports for wjz, the u.s. is anxious to hand over control of the coalition attack. >> reporter: all that's left in libya is this burned-out shell. witnesses say the two pilots who ejected were here to control rebels. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots aren't badly hurt and are back in u.s. hands. it's the first loss but u.s. officials are calling it a success. >> virtually all are targeted. >> reporter: they launched another 24 missiles at moammar gadhafi's command center today. they extended the no-fly zone over eastern libya. the u.s. is eager to hand over control of the operation. >> a transfer within a few days is likely. >> reporter: it's still not clear just who the u.s. will turn over control to. either britain, france, or nato forces. still, many could say the job is far from done. >> reporter: the loosely controlled group is struggling to hold its ground. -- rebels say more and more civilians are dying inside the city, at the hands of gadhafi's men. >> report
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
has been cracked. >> we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system, and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: detectives say after norwood killed murray she tied herself up telling dectds that two masked men robbed and raped them. >> norwood remains bailed. >>> we have four more shootings to report. the first happened near bel air and frank ford avenue. a man was shot in the back. a second man was shot in the foot on elmly avenue. everyone survived much the police commissioner is vowing to increase pressure throughout this city. >>> another maryland marine was killed in afghanistan. staff sergeant jimmy malachowski was killed by an ied. the 25-year-old from west machinester had previously served op the rifle team. his sister and mother also served in the military. >>> the night sky was lit up in libya with hasn't aircraft fire as moammar gadhafi's forces are being weakened. the focus is shifting to the no-fly zone. defense secretary robert gates said the u.s. military role should lessen in coming days. meanwhile, the president is using his stronges
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
12-mile area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be the second worst disaster behind hurricane katrina. >>> our complete coverage continues with mike hellgren. he spent the day at three mile island in pennsylvania with steps being take ton keep all of u
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Mar 1, 2011 4:00pm EST
>>> mass exodus. thousands of refugees run from violence and chaos in libya. >> while the u.s. turns up the heat. sending hundreds to the mediterranean sea. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >>> civil war in libya. the libyan leader continues to insist his people love him. >> reporter: rebel forces are not backing down in the fight for control of libya. and a defiant moammar gadhafi is determined to crush the revolt. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the country risks sliding into a civil war. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy, or it could face protacted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: clinton says the u.s. must lead the international response to the crisis. u.s. warships are headed to the region and america and its allies are discussing possible military options to prevent gadhafi from bombings had -- bombing his own people. >> we're obviously looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no plans have been made. >> reporter: britain is looking at order
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Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm EDT
, officials ran a drill to see if helicopters could use buckets to bump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling the u.s. citizens living within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. officials say it is not enough to be dangerous. but many people are avoiding the city. >> reporter: at the united nations, the security council held a moment of silence for the victims in japan. the u.n. is helping to coordinate relief efforts, sending in aid from around the world. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american crews are searching for survivors. >> we're trying to access underneath. but obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there, to mourn their loved ones. randall pink ston, wjz -- pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> there are reports that all of the water is gone from the troubled nuclear power plant. that increases the risk of the rods melting down. let's take a look. stocks open low and drop sharply in the afternoon. here's a look at the
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
coming up at 6:00. >>> we won't be there that long. that's what government officials are saying about u.s. involvement in libya. a live look now at the night sky in libya. a u.s. f-15 crashes today. and right now, an investigation is wrapping up. joel brown reports for wjz on what brought that plane down. >> reporter: all that is left of the f-15 that crashed in libya, is this burned-out shell. witnesses say the two american pilots who were ejected safely, were greeted as heroes. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots aren't badly hurt and are back in american hands. it's the first major loss that u.s. officials are calling a success. >> virtually all of our targets are isolated. >> reporter: they launched another 24 missile at gadhafi's compound today. and they extended the no-fly zone over eastern libya. the u.s. is eager to hand over control of the operation. >> a transfer within a few days is likely. >> reporter: it's still not clear just who the u.s. will turn over control to. either britain, france, or nato forces could take over. still, many rebels say
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Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm EST
government is saying it wants the u.s. to send a fact finding team, randall pingston. >> president obama and british prime minster david camera have agreed to plan for a full spectrum of responses. >> there's no win in sight to the turmoil in libya, so there's no win in sight at the pump. the energy department stayed it will average $3.70 and prices could spike by late sirm. in tonight's pump watch report here's a look at how much maryland is paying. a gallon of religion lar gas -- regular gas will cost $3.50. at this time last year it was $2.72. until the crisis is resolved, you can find the cheapest gas by going to wjz.com and clicking on links and numbers. >> the u.s. supreme court said funeral protests are legal. denise has more on a bill to put limits on the protests. >> reporter: baltimore county congressman's dutch ruppersberger bill would limit where and how long the protests can be held. they ruled in favor of it under the free speech amendment. the father of a soldier killed in iraq filed suit after the group picketed his son's funeral. it would require protesters to be a
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
. tonight, that's what u.s. leaders are saying about the crisis in libya. charlie d'agata reports for wjz, that moammar gadhafi insists his people love him. >> reporter: a defiant moammar gadhafi is determined to crush the revolt. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the country risks sliding into a civil war. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy. or it could face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: clinton says the u.s. must lead the international response to the crisis. u.s. warships are headed to the region, and america and its allies are discussing possible military options to prevent gadhafi from bombing his own people. >> we're obviously looking at a lot of options and contingencies. no decisions have been made. >> reporter: britain has been working on a plan to impose a no-fly zone over the country. >> i think our job is to look around the corner and plan forker. -- for every. and i know nato and others are doing the exact same thing. and that is right. >> gadhafi denies this. >> show me one evidence. one witness
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the threat of exposure has u.s. authorities checking passengers and cargo coming from japan. but some say there's no cause for concern. >> basic physics and basic science tells us that there can't be any risk to anyone here in the united states or hawaii or the other territories. >> reporter: the white house is standing behind its warning to americans, to stay at least 50 miles from the troubled plant. and the obama administration is sending chartered planes to japan, to send u.s. sit citizens out of the country. >> reporter: all u.s. citizens in japan should camely monitor the situation -- carefully monitor the situation and follow the advice of the japan and u.s. governments. >> reporter: gas stations are out of fuel. and the search for survivors and the missing grows even more grim, with each passing day. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> americans living and working in japan are now trying to get out. wjz's complete coverage of the crisis continues live. mike hellgren is following the rush to evacuate. mike? >> jessica, one man from baltimore is back home tonight. still, hundred
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
would send is that we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutors say that when detectives told the suspect's family members about all of the allegations against her, she asked to speak to her family and told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. we're live in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, derek. thank you. >>> murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. >>> a violent weekend on the streets of baltimore. almost 20 people were killed or hurt during a spike in vielings siels. -- violence. one of those victims, a city street sweeper. 24-year-old david lawful lin, jr. -- laughlin, jr., was stabbed to death. police say he was followed home from a club and attacked at the gas station. police have promised to set up patrols around the city to prevent more violence. >>> the youngest victim, a 4- year-old boy who accidentally shot him. adam may uncovered new information about the weapon that killed the boy. >> reporter
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
no-fly zone. and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: the u.s. continues to move forces closer to libya. the president authorized u.s. military earthquake to evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked into a mideast conflict. the president hopes they will make way for a new leadership. at the united nations, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is proposing mediation by a coalition of outside governments. and there are reports that gadhafi is willing to go along with that idea. >>> one of the u.s. largest defense contractors is cutting hundreds of jobs. it says it will eliminate 500 jobs. most of the cuts will be at the company's electronic systems division, based in anne arundel county. 150 workers were laid off last june. >>> up and down, up and down. our roller coaster temperatures continue. a live look outside now. it's been a sunny and clear day. but much colder than recently. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking the swing. bob? >> if you thought it was cold, you're right. today's highs in the upper 30
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
about this controversial case. >>> a disturbing developing story at this hour. two u.s. airmen shot dead at this hour at an airport in germany. did the shooter act alone? or was he part of a big plot? randall pinkston reports on the shooting that wounded two others. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire as the bus carrying u.s. personnel set outside. killing the driver and a passenger. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman, who was a kosovo citizen, ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he's now in police custody. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the shooter had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base. the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air force security team on their way to afghanistan. randa
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
push back gadhafi's fighters. all of this comes on the day when the u.s. transferred control of the air campaign to nato. >> we are very confident that the coalition that we are part of will be capable of succeeding in its mission and pushing back colonel gadhafi's forces. >> secretary of state hillary clinton and other top administration officials came up to capitol hill to brief lawmakers on libya. leaders from both parties say the president's address monday left a lot of unanswered questions. >> this is a debate that congress should be willing to have. >> whether the president should have consulted and whether this is in our vital u.s. american interest to go forward. >> reporter: the u.s. and coalition partners promise to keep up the air strikes until gadhafi steps down. the obama administration is also deciding if it should provide better weapons to the opposition. but even with all of that military might, coalition leaders say it's up to the libyan people to decide how to force gadhafi from power. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> if the obama admi
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
drill to see if helicopters could use bucketsets to dump water on the reactors. the u.s. is telling american citizens, living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. and very slight increases can be detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it is not far enough away to be dangerous. but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: after the united nations council, they held a moment of silence in japan. the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> trying to access underneath. obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. chances of survival. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the u.s. government says military pilots cannot go within 50 miles of the reactor. pilots flying within 70 miles are taking potassium iodide tablets. >>> if a disaster hits the east coast, the situation in japan could play out
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
continuing in japan as the damaged nuclear reactors continue to heat up. the u.s. is ordering people who live within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate or stay indoors, twice the dangerous zone reported by the japanese. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: military helicopters launched an all out water assault pan japan's crippled nuclear power plant. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps, the best option to cool dangerously hot reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> my confidence is eroded because of this continual almost daily degradation of the structure they have there. >> reporter: the facility has been plagued by a series of explosions and fires sense last week's earthquake and tsunami knocked out power. newly released images shows the damage to reactor four. japan is denying u.s. claims that same reactor has no more water in the spent fuel pools, meaning there's nothing to keep the fuel rods from melting down. >> we believe radiation levels are extremely high which could impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporte
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Mar 20, 2011 10:00pm PDT
japan took a big, big hit because of the earthquake and tsunami. how is that affecting the u.s. economy? >> reporter: it's an economic jolt. they are out of a job indefinitely. the quake has halted supplies. >> it's not a good thing. it ripples through the economy. >> most of japan's car factories were not directly damaged disaster but honda, mazda, mitsubishi and toyota have had to stop production rolling blackouts are making power unreliable. much of the country is in no condition to get parts moving again soon. >> the real issues are like power, lack of transportation to get people up there. >> reporter: a truck driver delivers japanese cars from the port. images like these have him worried. >> after seeing what happened on the tv and actually seeing the cars that i deliver get ruined and talking with the people at the port, they are talking two to three months we wouldn't have anything to deliver. >> reporter: apple's ipad 2 is already sold out and japan's shortage may make it even tougher to get one. >> we don't expect to see prices go up in electronics. i want think the first thin
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Mar 23, 2011 4:00pm EDT
warplanes are flying toward libya to control its skies. and for the first time, u.s. commanders say they're using the jets to attack gadhafi's troops on the ground. it may be working. in the key eastern city of misrata, gadhafi tanks are beginning to retreat, after a week-long assault on civilians. in ajafia, where they worked in forces for days, rebels found newfound confidence. >> this is a matter of time. time only. after maybe one day. these tanks will surrender. >> reporter: president obama says sending in u.s. troops on the ground is absolutely out of the question. u.s. forces are already scaling back flights over libya. coalition troops are now flying more than half of the missions. >> reporter: bombed but not broken, moammar gadhafi appeared for the first time in a week. he rallied supporters and portrayed himself as a victim of western powers on a mission to steal libya's oil. he gave no hint he was giving up. >> gadhafi has basically sworn he will not show mercy to anybody who comes at him. that is not exactly an invitation to negotiate. >> reporter: gadhafi with a firm gr
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
plant, where the reactor's cooling system has failed. >> reporter: president obama says one u.s. aircraft carrier has failed. >> our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region. and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy. >> reporter: powerful aftershocks continue to rock the country. and the japanese defense ministry is rushing troops to the hardest-hit cities in the north to help look for survivors. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the tsunami did reach hawaii and the west coast, but on a much smaller scale. in santa cruz, boats were rocked. so far, there's only minor damage from the currents of the tsunami. wjz's complete coverage of the disaster in japan continues. meteorologist tim williams has a closer look at the path of the tsunami. tim? >> we have gotten some fantastic pictures. noaa has created a bit of an animation that they've taken from satellite pictures. first off, we want to give you some background. 231 miles is north of tokyo is where this happened. and as far as how this all happened, well, there a
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
explosion in two days. it didn't create a massive radiation leak. u.s. war ships and planes temporarily moved away from the area as a precaution. crews have been desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown at the facility since it was damaged friday. over the weekend they dumped sea water into the reactors to try to cool them down. more than 180,000 residents were evacuated and had to be scanned for radiation before entering shelters. across the northeast coast, more than 10,000 people are believed to be dead from the magnitude 9 quake and tsunami. dramatic video captured violent waves that slammed ashore, wiping out entire villages. >> since the massive earthquake three days ago, after shocks continue to rattle the region, 12 to 15 per hour, some more than 6.0 in magnitude. there are stories of survival, crews rescued this 60-year-old man who was clinging to what was left of his roof. this man also made it out alive. >> i thought i was dying when i was pushed into the water he says but with thoughts of my family i decided to make every effort to survive. but for some surviving the i
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